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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Bamboo: Inherent source of nutrition and medicine

Author(s):

Dr. Manika Das

Abstract:
Bamboo is a perennial plant found all over the world except alkaline soils, desert, and marsh. Bamboo shoots are considered as one of the useful health foods because of their rich contents of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fibers, and minerals and very low fat. Though bamboo shoots provide lots of health benefits, their consumption is confined mostly to Southeast Asian and East Asian countries. In recent years, evidences show immense therapeutic potential of Bamboo plant, which has been used in various traditional systems of medicine like ayurveda. The leaves of Bamboo are used as a folk medicine for the treatment of cough, fever and leprosy. Recent scientific evidences indicate that the extract of Bamboo possess antioxidant and free radical scavenging property, antimicrobial, anti-aging and cardio-protective property. This review discussed about different nutritional constituents and therapeutic potential

Pages: 1338-1344  |  3702 Views  2347 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Manika Das. Bamboo: Inherent source of nutrition and medicine. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):1338-1344.

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